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Barbara A. Zatko, 78 – Loved Traveling with Her Husband of 55 Years

Barbara A. Zatko, 78, of West West Terrace, Branch Township, passed away on Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

Born in Schuylkill Haven, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Theresa Lizick Woleschok. She was a 1959 graduate of Blue Mountain High School. She worked for Van Heusen in Schuylkill Haven for 21 years.

Barbara is survived by her husband, John H. Zatko. Barbara and John enjoyed their first taste of traveling on their honeymoon to Florida in 1965. They continued to travel throughout their 55-year marriage, visiting numerous places of interest in the eastern United States. There were also fond of summertime ventures to local places like Knoebel’s, Heisler’s and the Bloomsburg Fair. While they had no children, Barbara and John were especially dedicated to Barbara’s mother, caring for her until her death just a few years ago.

The oldest of nine children, she is also survived by eight siblings; Charles Woleschok, Schuylkill Haven, Virginia Fortunato, (spouse, Michael), Virginia, James Woleschok, Schuylkill Haven, Sandra Schreffler (spouse, Thomas), Orwigsburg, Joseph Woleschok, Leesport, Thomas Woleschok (spouse, Isabel), Joan Ryan (spouse, Mark), Virginia, and Theresa Muldowney (spouse, Edward), Macungie; nieces and nephews.

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